English Courses at PACE University

ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES AT PACE UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND WESTCHESTER

Study English at the English Language Institute of PACE University in 2021 or 2022. Contact a representative to get a quote, to receive more information, and a pdf brochure

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STUDY ENGLISH AT PACE!

The English Language Institute of PACE University is an excelling school that offers English courses in New York and Westchester, in the state of New York.

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SOME OF THE BEST ENGLISH PROGRAMS AT PACE UNIVERSITY

Enhance your fluency and improve your professional or academic career by enrolling on the Intensive English Program at PACE University.

PACE University building campus New York City

LEARN ENGLISH IN TWO TOP LOCATIONS IN NEW YORK OR WESTCHESTER

New York and Westchester are two great locations for ESL students in the USA, where they can network, improve their English, and visit fantastic tourist locations.

TOP 10 REASONS TO STUDY ENGLISH AT PACE UNIVERSITY

This is one of the most popular destination for international students
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A LONG EXPERIENCE IN ENGLISH TEACHING

The English Language Institute of PACE University has a long experience of offering some of most popular programs, reflected in the quality of its programs.

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AN EXCELLING FACULTY AT THE ELI OF PACE UNIVERSITY

The faculty of the Intensive English Program at PACE University are excelling professionals who will help you achieve all your goals.

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A GREAT ENGLISH PROGRAM FOR ALL STUDENTS

The ELI of PACE University has a great English Program in two formats to fit all students: a full time and a part time option.

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SMALL INTERACTIVE CLASSES

Classes at the English Language Institute are small, so students get the best out of a highly interactive experience learning English abroad.

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IMPROVE YOUR FUTURE PROSPECTS BY LEARNING ENGLISH

Learning English at a excellent institution such as PACE University is a great way of improving your future professional and academic opportunities.

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CLASSES ARE TAUGHT AT THE PACE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

All your classes will be taught on the New York or Westchester campuses of PACE University, so you can experience real college life in the USA.

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A DIVERSE CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT AT PACE

You will interact and network with people from all over the USA and the world, while improving your communication skills at PACE University.

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ON-CAMPUS EVENTS AND FUN ACTIVITIES AT PACE UNIVERSITY

While learning at PACE University, you can participate in on-campus events and fun activities outside the classroom.

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OPEN ACCESS TO ON-CAMPUS FACILITIES AT PACE

As an English language student at PACE University you have access to different on-campus facilities.

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STUDY ENGLISH AT TWO GREAT LOCATIONS

Both New York and Westchester are great locations for foreign students, so you can choose the one that fits you best and begin learning in a fantastic environment.

ENGLISH PROGRAMS AT PACE UNIVERSITY

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

The University offers 2 english program options for students

Choose the program that fits you best
Full-Time Program

Intensive English Program

Full-time Intensive Program for those looking to improve their communication skills for professional, academic, or social purposes.

Part-Time Program

Part-Time English Program

Part-time English Program for people looking to improve their English skills for professional, academic, or social purposes.

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

This full-time Intensive English Program offered by the English Language Institute of PACE University is aimed at people who wish to improve their English skills for professional, academic, or social purposes, so it is the right program for all kinds of students. It consists of 18 hours of full-time English lessons, and include 3 core courses (Grammar and Writing, Conversation and Listening, and Reading and Writing) and 1 elective course, so you get a comprehensive instruction in English language. This is the best option if you have the time availability to become a full-time student, since it will improve your future opportunities, from an academic, professional, and social point of view.

Main Features

  • Full-Time Program
  • Classes are on campus
  • 18 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
  • 4 levels in the NY campus and 2 levels in the Westchester campus
  • You can take several sessions until you achieve your English language goals
  • Sessions of 7 or 14 weeks, or 6 or 12 weeks during the summer. Each session is a level.
  • Elective classes available
  • Conversation Parter Program available to meet American students
  • Volunteering activities to help the community and practic your English
  • Small interactive classes
  • Access to University facilities such as libraries, a gymnasium, etc.
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Certificate of Completion upon request
  • Applies for F-1 student visa

Requirements

  • Students need to be at least 16 years old the first day of classes. No maximum age.
  • International and US residents are welcome to apply.
  • Students need to be high school graduates.

More information about the intensive English program at PACE ELI

Program Schedule

Classes are from Monday to Friday and include 18 hours in total. The courses are the following:

  • Grammar and Writing (5 hours a week)
  • Conversation and Listening (5 hours a week)
  • Reading and Vocabulary (4 hours a week)
  • Elective Courses (4 hours per week)

PART-TIME ENGLISH PROGRAM

This part-time English Program offered by the English Language Institute of PACE University is designed for those who want to improve their English skills for professional, academic, or social purposes, but do not have the availability to enroll on the intensive program, or wish to study English with a tourist visa or ESTA in the USA. It includes 14 hours of part-time English classes, consisting of 3 core courses (Grammar and Writing, Conversation and Listening, and Reading and Writing), so everyone has the opportunity to learn English in a comprehensive way. This program is a great option if you wish to learn English to improve your opportunities, and at the same time, have free time to spend exploring New York.

Main Features

  • Part-time Program
  • Classes are on campus
  • 14 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
  • 4 levels in the NY campus and 2 levels in the Westchester campus
  • You can take several sessions until you achieve your English language goals
  • Sessions of 7 or 14 weeks, or 6 or 12 weeks during the summer. Each session is a level.
  • Small interactive classes
  • Access to University facilities such as libraries, a gymnasium, etc.
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Certificate of Completion upon request
  • Can enroll with tourist visa or ESTA

Requirements

  • Students need to be at least 16 years old the first day of classes. No maximum age.
  • International and US residents are welcome to apply.
  • Students need to be high school graduates.

More information about the Part-Time program at PACE ELI

Program Schedule

Classes are from Monday to Friday and include 14 hours in total. The courses are the following:

  • Grammar and Writing (5 hours a week)
  • Conversation and Listening (5 hours a week)
  • Reading and Vocabulary (4 hours a week)
Features about the English Courses at English Language Institute of PACE University

PACE University offers English as a Second Language (ESL) programs to students who wish to improve their communication skills for academic, professional, or social purposes. PACE University offers these programs in its two locations: Manhattan, New York (perfectly located near the World Trade Center area) and Westchester County campus, which is approximately 35 minutes from New York City.

New York City is ideal for learning and practicing English, as there is a variety of recreational and cultural activities and events that motivate you to practice what you learn in the classroom. On the other hand, the Westchester County campus is ideal if you want to improve your English in a more traditional American university environment, while still being close to New York.

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PRICES & DATES

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PRICES AND DATES ENGLISH PROGRAMS 2021 - 2022

How much does it cost to study English in PACE University?

Table with costs and dates of the English Programs at PACE University 2021 - 2022

SessionDatesDurationFee
Intensive Program
Fee
Part-Time Program
Summer, 2021
Full session
June 1 - August 2012 weeks$4,317*$3,358*
Summer 1, 2021
Mid session
June 1 - July 96 weeks$2,214$1,722
Summer 2, 2021
Mid session
July 12 - August 206 weeks$2,214$1,722
Fall, 2021
Full session
September 8 - December 1814 weeks$5,148*$4,008*
Fall 1, 2021
Mid session
September 8 - October 267 weeks$2,640$2,055
Fall 2, 2021
Mid session
October 27 - December 187 weeks$2,640$2,055
Winter, 2022
Mid session
January 4 - January 213 weeks$TBA$-
Spring, 2022
Full session
January 24 - May 614 weeks$5,148*$4,008*
Spring 1, 2022
Mid session
January 24 - March 127 weeks$2,640$2,055
Spring 2, 2022
Mid session
March 21 - May 67 weeks$2,640$2,055
Summer, 2022
Full session
May 31 - August 2012 weeks$4,426*$3,442*
Summer 1, 2022
Mid session
May 31 - July 96 weeks$2,270$1,765
Summer 2, 2022
Mid session
July 11 - August 206 weeks$2,270$1,765
You can study one, two, or more consecutive sessions, and you can start the English program at any season of the year. Long-term discount is available over two or more consecutive sessions

*Second session of 6 or 7 weeks includes a 5% discount in the second program. Third or subsequent session has a 10% discount for those extra sessions. All tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of the first session.

You will not repeat the same course, because each session will be in a different level.

Other Costs to consider

Apart from the tuition fee, you must also consider other costs related to the program. Down below you can check a list of different items you must keep in mind:

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAMS

Other costs to consider for intensive English Programs

  • Application fee: a USD$30 non-refundable fee paid upon your application, which covers the the delivery to your home country of the Form I-20 via certified post mail, which is needed to apply for the F-1 student visa.
  • General institution fee: it covers access to different on-campus facilities, including the gymnasium, computer resource centers, and all Pace University libraries and databases services.
  • Technology fee (NYC campus only): it covers maintenance and improvement of the different technological resources the school offers.
  • Visa costs: international students who enroll on a full-time program in the USA need the F-1 student visa. Costs related to the F-1 visa include the I-901 SEVIS Fee (US$350 aprox.) to register on the Student Exchange Visitor Information System and a Visa fee (US$160 aprox.). These are costs set by the U.S. government.
  • Accommodation in New York City: since you will be living and studying abroad, you should consider certain housing costs. Down below you can read some of the options PACE recommends for foreign students.
  • Health insurance: all those who are on a student visa in the US must have a mandatory health insurance, which is offered by PACE, and costs approximately US$32 per week.
  • Books and supplies: these materials are not included within your tuition fees and you should consider around US$200 per session.
  • Flight Tickets from your country to New York City, USA
  • Meals: This cost may vary depending on where you eat. You can try eating on campus or cooking at home.

An estimate cost for the full-time program (18hrs/week) for 14 weeks would be:

Tuition fee: $5,148 ($2,640 + $2,508)
Registration fee: $30
General Institution Fee: $400 (approx.)
Technology Fee: $55
Health Insurance: $570 (approx.)
Total approx.: $6,203


PART-TIME ENGLISH PROGRAMS

Other costs to consider for Part-Time English Programs

  • Application fee: a USD$30 non-refundable fee paid upon your application, which covers the the delivery to your home country of the Form I-20 via certified post mail, which is needed to apply for the F-1 student visa.
  • General institution fee: it covers access to different on-campus facilities, including the gymnasium, computer resource centers, and all Pace University libraries and databases services.
  • Technology fee (NYC campus only): it covers maintenance and improvement of the different technological resources the school offers.
  • Visa costs: it includes the cost of the Tourist Visa or ESTA. These costs set by the U.S. government.
  • Accommodation in New York City: since you will be living and studying abroad, you should consider certain housing costs. Down below you can read some of the options PACE recommends for foreign students.
  • Health insurance: health insurance is not mandatory for part-time students, but it's still recommended. This is offered by PACE, and costs approximately US$32 per week.
  • Books and supplies: these materials are not included within your tuition fees and you should consider around US$200 per session.
  • Flight Tickets from your country to New York City, USA
  • Meals: This cost may vary depending on where you eat. You can try eating on campus or cooking at home.

An estimate cost for the part-time program (14hrs/week) for 7 weeks would be:

Tuition fee: $2,270
Registration fee: $30
General Institution Fee: $200 (approx.)
Technology Fee: $55
Health Insurance: $0 (Part-time student does not need to buy health insurance, but is highly recommend it.)
Total approx.: $2,555

Dates and costs are subject to change. All prices are in US dollars. Contact us for more details.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM AT PACE UNIVERSITY

All the application process is online. Follow the instructions below

Steps to apply for a program

  • 1. Application Process
  • 2. Acceptance Process
  • 3. Visa Processing
  • 4. Payment
  • 5. Classes start!

1. Application Process

Documents must be sent to pacevivecampus.com

Documents needed to apply


1. Application Form

Download and complete the application form. Do not forget to sign the form.

Download Form and Instructions

2. Passport Copy

Clear Copy of the identification page of your passport. The passport must be valid for 6 months after the first day of classes.


3. Financial Verification

Bank letter or bank statement that shows that you or your sponsor have at least the "Estimated Total Expense" of the program (amounts can be in US dollars or your local currency).

The estimated total expense is an estimate made by the university that includes tuition fees, and an estimate of what you might spend in medical insurance, housing, meals, books and supplies. Flight tickets are not included in this estimation.

Bank document must show at least the following amount per program:

  • Intensive ful-time programs: USD$8000

This is not required for part-time English language programs.


4. Application Fee

Non-refundable application fee of $30 dollars paid to the English Language Institute. After receiving confirmation from one of our representatives, you must pay the application fee online, following the instructions mentioned by the representative.


Send your application documents

A representative need to review all your documents are correct.

Your application documents must be sent to pacevivecampus.com

*If you are a US resident or a transfer student from another US school. Please contact us for more details. The application process is different

2. Acceptance Process

After we have received all your application documents and you have paid the application fee, you will be contacted by the admission office within 2 weeks.

If you are applying for a full-time program, you will need an F-1 student visa. After you have been accepted in the program, the admission office will send you the acceptance documents plus the form I-20, needed to apply for the F-1 student visa.

3. Visa Processing

Please check with us what type of visa you need, depending on the program you are interested in at PACE.
  • If the program you are applying for is a full-time program (18hrs/week or more), you will need the F-1 student visa. With an F-1 visa you can extend your stay in the United States as long as you continue studying.
  • If your program is less than 18 hours a week, you will have to travel to the U.S. as a tourist with a B1/B2 tourist visa or visa waiver ESTA. As a tourist, you can only stay in the U.S. the time period your tourist visa allows, since your main purpose in the U.S. should be tourism.

Please check the website of the U.S. embassy of your country to see the steps you need to apply for a visa.

Generally, for a F-1 student visa, students must do the following:

  • Complete the DS-160 form
  • Schedule an appointment at the U.S. embassy
  • Pay for the F-1 student visa (approx. US$160)
  • Pay for the I-901 SEVIS Fee (approx. US$350): https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.html
  • Go to the embassy on the scheduled day

You must confirm these steps on the website of the U.S. embassy in your country. You can look for your nearest U.S. embassy here: https://www.usembassy.gov/

4. Payment

Next, you need to make full payment of all remaining fees, which is due at registration and can be done online by credit card or bank transfer. You will receive more information regarding dates once you begin the application process.

5. Arrival at School

You should arrive a week before the program start date to attend the orientation . On your admission letter you can find more information about the orientation and the initial placement test. On the first day at school you should bring your passport, F-1 student visa, and I-20. You must arrive on time, as there's a late arrival fee of US$110.

Important: We suggest that you apply at least 2 months in advance.

ACTIVITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

You will be able to participate in several activities during the program

SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN NEW YORK CITY AND ACTIVITIES AT PACE UNIVERSITY

Most of the activities are free!

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP IMPROVING YOUR ENGLISH OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM IS BY PARTICIPATING IN SOCIAL, CULTURAL, SPORT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY PACE UNIVERSITY.

International students can participate in activities as:

  • Doing sports in great modern facilities
  • On-campus events and activities
  • Off-campus trips to popular local attractions
  • Conversation Partner Program
  • Volunteering activities

A big part of your experience studying English at PACE University in the Westchester or the NYC campus are the different activities you can try, to meet people, network with other professionals, and put your English skills into practice. Some of these activities are doing sports in the wonderful facilities that PACE University has in both its campuses; participating in on-campus events; going on trips to local tourist spots organized by the ELI; participating in the volunteering event that takes place each session; and joining the Conversation Partner Program to meet American students.

Information about the city of New York City, New York State

The New York campus of PACE University is located one block from the City Hall, the Brooklyn Bridge and four blocks from Wall Street. The great location of the New York campus gives you the opportunity to live a unique experience in one of the most attractive cities in the world, attending professional sporting events, Broadway shows, theme parks, and famous museums.

The city of New York is home to the headquarters of the United Nations. New York is an important center for all international issues and is highly recognized as the cultural capital of the world. In addition, New York is the city where you can find world-famous attractions such as the Statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, Chrysler Building, World Trade Center memorial, Rockefeller Center, Museum of Natural History, MoMa, United Nations, Ellis Island, Wall Street, etc.

Information about Westchester County, New York State

Located in the scenic Hudson Valley, bordering New York City, and surrounded by the beauty of the Hudson River and Long Island Sound, Westchester is a prime destination for business and leisure travel.

The English program at Westchester campus (also called Pleasantville) is ideal if you want to live and study in a smaller community on a traditional campus of a United States University, but having the opportunity to live the New York City experience. The Westchester campus is just 30 minutes away from New York City.

Information about PACE University

Pace University is a private university that was founded in 1906 with two campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Since then, this school has delivered high quality education in all its programs. PACE University enrolls approximately 13,000 students per year in all programs offered.

PACE focuses on teaching from a theoretical and practical perspective. Most University teachers have a balance of academic preparation with professional experience so that they can deliver a unique dynamic of teaching in the classroom.

PACE University is currently continuing its commitment to provide programs to a diverse population while continuing to innovate to meet the needs of the global economy.

Graduation of ESL International Students at PACE University

Photos of the English Programs at PACE University

International students of PACE University attending a sport event
English Language Student of PACE University receiving a diploma
International students of PACE University walking on NYC campus

Videos of the English Programs at PACE University

HOUSING IN NEW YORK CITY

Most common housing options for international students in New York City

STUDENTS FROM THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS AT PACE UNIVERSITY HAVE 2 MAIN HOUSING OPTIONS:

Check housing options for international students at PACE in New York City and Westchester
  • Dormitories on Campus
  • Apartments

Dormitories On Campus

New York City

Pace offers four college residential options within a five-block radius of the New York campus. Life in the dormitories of the PACE University are a reflection of the city itself - dynamic, diverse, unique. Residences offer a supportive environment for students to live, learn and achieve academic success. Students can live in one of the three residences within walking distance of the campus. More information in the following link: https://www.pace.edu/housing

Westchester

The Pleasantville Campus of PACE Univesity in Westchester has several residence halls available for international students. Enjoy a real campus community just 30 minutes outside NYC. More information in the following link: https://www.pace.edu/eli/live-and-learn/westchester/housing

International students of English courses at Pace University can live in the university residences only if they study for a full semester (12 or 14 weeks), spacesare limited and students must register at least 2 months in advance. If you are interested in this option, contact a representative to send you the accommodation form, which must be sent along with the registration documents.

Apartments Off Campus

Please note that PACE University does not administer, nor recommend any particular place, within the options mentioned in the accommodation section. The information that is given is simply to assist students with information. Accommodation providers on this list are not the only housing options available.

In addition, all contracts and accommodation arrangements are between the student and the hosting provider, and are not the responsibility of PACE. You are responsible for searching and making the arrangements directly with the hosting provider of your choice.

Some of the options are:

FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE, DEPENDS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE STUDENT.

There are many options available near the campuses of the University. If the housing option is off campus, students must contact directly the housing provider.

FAQS

Do you have any question about studying English at PACE?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDYING ENGLISH IN PACE UNIVERSITY

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What is the English Language Institute of PACE University?

The English Language Institute of PACE University has a long tradition of ESL teaching for foreign speakers. It has two different locations: in the New York City campus and the other in Westchester County. Each campus is different from the other, so you can choose where you wish to study.

Why should I choose to learn English at the English Language Institute of Pace University, in New York?

New York city and its surrounding areas are ideal locations for foreign students who wish to study English in the USA. There you will be able to meet people, interact with fellow students and network with professionals from different industries. Moreover, you can visit the fantastic tourist attractions you can find around the state of New York, such as the Statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, the Chrysler Building, the Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Natural History, MoMa, the United Nations, Ellis Island, Wall Street, etc.

I am not currently studying. Can I study English with a student visa at PACE?

Yes, you can! You only need to enroll on a full-time intensive program and apply for the student visa.

Does the English school at Pace University offer scholarships?

No, no scholarships are offered, but you can receive special discounts if you enroll for more two or more sessions.

Which are the different steps of the application process for the F-1 student visa to study English at PACE?

Please check with us what type of visa you need to take the program you are interested in.

  • All full-time programs in the U.S. require a F-1 student Visa. With an F-1 visa you can extend your stay in the United States as long as you continue studying.
  • Part-time programs (less than 18 hours a week) can be taken with a tourist visa or visa waiver ESTA. With a tourist visa, you can only stay in the U.S. the duration your tourist visa allows, since your main purpose in the U.S. should be tourism.

If you need an F-1 student visa, please apply as soon as you receive your acceptance documents (I-20 form) from the English Language Institute at PACE University. In some countries it can take several weeks to obtain a visa interview at the U.S. embassy.

You must confirm these steps on the website of the U.S. embassy in your country. You can look for your nearest U.S. embassy here: https://www.usembassy.gov/

Does the English program at PACE University have comments or reviews?

The English school of PACE University has a great English Program for full-time or part-time students, in two convenient locations in the state of New York. Students have great reviews and comments about the program, thanks to its excelling faculty, fantastic curriculum, and outstanding methodology.

Are classes taught inside the PACE campuses?

Yes, all classes take place inside the NYC and the Westchester county campuses.

Do students receive a completion certificate from PACE University?

Yes, completion certificate can be provided upon request.

How does the English Language Institute assess my English proficiency?

You will have an online interview before your arrival to assess your skills, and later, you will take a placement test once you arrive in PACE.

How many levels do the English programs at PACE University have?

There are 4 different levels (Advanced Beginner to Upper Intermediate) at the NYC campus, and 2 levels (Intermediate to Upper Intermediate) at the Westchester campus.

What's the average amount of students per class in the English Language Institute of PACE University?

10 students per class, 18 maximum.

Can I use the on-campus facilities of PACE University?

Yes. You have open access to the gymnasium, computer resource centers, and all Pace University libraries and databases services.

How old do I have to be to enroll on the English programs at PACE University?

You must be 16 years old by the time the program begins. You also need a high school diploma to apply.

Do I need to have taken the TOEFL or IELTS exams to apply for the English programs at PACE University?

No, but you need a high school diploma to apply.

Can I apply for the Intensive English Program at PACE with a tourist visa or ESTA?

No, you can not apply for a full-time program with a tourist visa or ESTA. However, you can still enroll on the Part-Time English Program.

Is health insurance necessary to study English at PACE?

You are required to have health insurance if you are a full-time student with an F-1 Visa. If you are a part-time student, this insurance is not mandatory, but still recommended.

Do I need to pay for books?

Yes, should consider around US$200.

Is there an application fee for the English courses at PACE?

Yes, there is a US$30 application fee.

When do I pay the program fees? What are the payment methods?

The fees are due before the program start date and can be paid online by credit card or bank transfer.

Can I work and study at PACE University?

Yes, F-1 visa holders can work for up to 20 hours per week on campus. Nonetheless, on-campus positions are open for undergraduate and graduate students too, so openings are very limited.

Do I need immunization to study at PACE University?

Yes, per New York state requirements, you must show proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella, and meningococcal meningitis, this last one within the last 10 years of your first date of enrollment.

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